We talk with the owners, suppliers, partners, and customers of custom manufacturers. Listen and learn the secrets of top performing Job Shops. The tools, techniques and backgrounds that have made them successful. All in the quest for raising the bar for Custom Manufacturing.
Episdoe 46: Tamea Franco of Global Metal Finishing
We chat with our first veteran plating and finishing expert, Tamea Franco, President and CEO of Global Metal Finishing out of Roanoke, Virginia. Tamea shares some of the secrets of the trade and also expresses how important it is to have a great relationship with your platers! This is an episode not to miss!
Episode 45: Dan Donaworth of Dan's Custom Machining
Dan Donaworth of Dan's Custom Machining out of Williamsburg, Ohio joins us today! Dan is just four years into his dream of owning his own shop and was recently featured in Modern Machine Shop Magazine. Anyone in their early stages of running a shop is sure to grab some good takeaways!
Episode 44: Automating the Future with Craig Zoberis of Fusion OEM
Today we chat with Craig Zoberis of Fusion OEM; a contract manufacturer of light industrial equipment for OEMs and certified systems integrator for Universal Robots. Craig brought a collaborative robot into his shop after struggling with the skills gap in the manufacturing world. Since doing so he has also created a robot integration company focusing on Job Shops. If you've ever wondered how robots could help your shop in the future, you will learn a lot from Craig!
Episode 43: Rodd Blessey of Aldine Metal
Joining us today is Rodd Blessey of Aldine Metal, a sheet metal fabricator in New Milford, Connecticut. As a very forward thinking leader, Rodd, has been able to grow his shop 10% a year after implementing change. In line with his forethought Rodd loves data and shares his vision on how job shops must work with their customers in today's world. Enjoy this exciting episode!
Episode 42: William Gibbs of MODICA and Harbor Island Water Jet
This episode is out of this world! Jay chats with Will Gibbs, founder and CEO of MODICA and Harbor Island Waterjet, both out of Seattle, Washington. MODICA's goal is to provide automated microfactory modules with the tagline of factory as service and uses Harbor Island as it's testbed. Enjoy!
Episode 41: David Bamforth of Rennscot
Jay and special co-host guest, Steve Lynch join fellow car enthusiast, David Bamforth of Rennscot, a design and manufacturing company with an in-house line of aftermarket performance parts and accessories. David started Rennscot before even graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology where he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in manufacturing.
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Whether you run a job shop or not, what you hear in this podcast will help you elevate your game no matter your industry!
The business of running and leading a job shop
This is hands down the best podcast about running/buying/operating a job shop. Helpful and insightful interviews. I can not recommend this enough for anyone interested in the business of machining.
Incredible insight into all aspects of running a Job Shop. Topics ranging from software tech, automation, tooling, finance and sales. Great personal stories from Job Shop owners on how they grew their business. The best part is learning about Jay and how he grew his shop Rapid from 4 people to 300.